For this assignment, you will act as the coding auditor at your local acute care hospital. You have been tasked with reviewing the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes of the outpatient surgery cases for Stan Decodingman, a relatively new coder at your facility.
Remember to review all guidelines and notes in the CPT manual to properly document the feedback to Stan Decodingman. It is important as an auditor that you not only utilize critical thinking to analyze whether the assigned code is correct or incorrect, but that you then synthesize your knowledge to provide the reasoning and evidence when the coding is incorrect.
You will utilize this Unit V Homework Worksheet to audit the outpatient surgery cases and the codes assigned by Stan Decodingman. In the Feedback section of each case in the worksheet, you must:
indicate whether his code is correct or incorrect,
provide detailed feedback for any noted errors, and
include the page number in the CPT manual where the proper code information can be found.